$4.5M Tobacco Settlement Funds to Kentucky Farms

Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced Thursday that 705 projects in 82 counties to receive a total of $4,554,818 in tobacco settlement funds for projects on Kentucky farms. The projects were selected by the … Continue reading

Lawsuit Seeks $100M Over Claims Florida Hotels Didn’t Stop Sex Trafficking

Two Florida women who were victims of sex trafficking have sued almost two dozen hotels where they were forced to have sex, claiming the businesses did nothing to stop the illegal activity. At the hotels around the affluent Naples area, … Continue reading

Paralyzed Buffalo Man gets $4.5M Settlement

The now 24-year-old Buffalo man has needed a wheelchair since he was paralyzed by a bullet fired by a Buffalo Police officer. On Tuesday, the Buffalo Common Council approved a $4.5 million payout to settle a civil lawsuit against the … Continue reading

Cox Communications Challenges $1B Piracy Verdict

In December of 2019, Cox Communications, a major US-based provider of television, telephone, and internet services, lost a high-profile lawsuit to Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group, among other plaintiffs. The litigating labels alleged that Cox failed to … Continue reading

Missouri Paid Out More Than $24M for Lawsuits Last Year

Lawsuits against the state cost taxpayers at least $24.2 million in 2019, according to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office. The figure is down from the prior two years, but remains a vexing issue for lawmakers who are drafting the … Continue reading

Illinois Facebook Users Awarded a Portion of $550M in Settlement Money

Facebook users in Illinois could soon see a portion of a $550 million settlement over the company’s alleged breach of Illinois’ biometric information law.  The social media giant disclosed that it had come to a tentative agreement over a 2015 … Continue reading

U.S. Attorney Reaches Settlement Over Deaf Patient’s Complaint

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital has settled a complaint filed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Connecticut on behalf of a deaf patient who alleged the hospital failed to provide her with an American Sign Language interpreter when she arrived for … Continue reading

Judge Grants Preliminary Approval of $14M Lawsuit Settlement

A federal judge on Wednesday granted preliminary approval of a $14-million settlement in the class action sexual misconduct lawsuit against Dartmouth brought by nine former students who claim the College turned a blind eye to years of allegations against three … Continue reading

Facebook Reaches $550M Settlement in Facial Recognition Lawsuit

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it reached a $550 million settlement in principle related to a lawsuit that claimed it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent.  The lawsuit began in 2015, when Illinois users … Continue reading

Schools Sue Juul Labs Over Youth Vaping Epidemic

San Diego’s public school schools have filed suit against Juul Labs, Inc., the largest U.S. producer of e-cigarettes, accusing the company of deliberately marketing its vaping products to young people, effectively rolling back years of progress made by anti-smoking campaigns. … Continue reading